Ryan Kujawinski was the fourth overall pick in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection but he found himself relegated to fourth-line duty.  Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHLImages

Kujawinski a Keeper in Kingston

When the Kingston Frontenacs started to go into a free fall in 2011-12, there was speculation that the team was going to completely dismantle their veteran corps.  A player expected […]

by · March 15, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
Ilya Kovalchuk (Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger)

Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders: Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?

We have survived much this fantasy hockey season but now comes the first March edition of “Chutes And Ladders”. Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team can be a […]

Radek Faksa is one of many players who could find themselves in a Leafs jersey on the draft stage this Friday (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Radek Faksa – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile – Ascending Up the Ranks

Radek Faksa THW Close-up: Date of Birth: January 9, 1994 Place of Birth: Opava, CZE Height: 6’3″ Weight: 203 lbs Shoots: Left Position: C NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 Faksa [Fack-sah] […]

Is Alexei Emelin the Best First-Year Player in the NHL?

Is Alexei Emelin the Best First-Year Player in the NHL?

  The name Alexei Emelin has been but a whisper in the Bell Centre rafters since the Montreal Canadiens selected the young Russian with the 84th overall selection in the […]

Keith Aucoin’s Scenic Route to the NHL

Keith Aucoin’s Scenic Route to the NHL

It can be tough to crack a big league lineup. The mental wear and tear of bouncing back and forth between the minors and NHL isn’t easy, just ask journeyman […]

Leaf fans have been cheering for Alex Galchenyuk since the end of the regular season (Metcalfe Photography)

At the Draft Table: Toronto Maple Leafs

Follow the “At the Draft Table” series as NHL team’s prospect systems are explored to determine draft-eligible players that would fill areas of need within the organization.  Leading up to […]

Danny DeKeyser: The Top NCAA Free Agent Available

Danny DeKeyser: The Top NCAA Free Agent Available

The U.S. college free agent signing season for the National Hockey League has officially begun. The playoffs have commenced in some of the conferences in the NCAA, but the signing […]

Photograph by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Tanner Pearson – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Third Time’s A Charm

Tanner Pearson THW Close-up: Date of Birth:  August 10, 1992 Place of Birth:  Kitchener, Ontario Height:   6’0″ Weight:  196 lbs Shoots: Left Position:  LW/RW NHL Draft Eligibility:  2012   Please […]

Ilya Bryzgalov will look to bounce back in 2012-13 (Icon SMI)

Ilya Bryzgalov Turning Things Around for Flyers

Did anybody see these performances coming just a few weeks ago? After stumbling his way through the majority of the season, Ilya Bryzgalov seems to have really turned things around […]

by · March 9, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers, Player Profiles
Jaynen Rissling – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile – Big Defenseman with Big Upside

Jaynen Rissling – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile – Big Defenseman with Big Upside

Jaynen Rissling THW Close-Up: Date of birth: Sept. 21/93 Place of birth:Edmonton, AB Ht:6’4  Wt: 222 Shoots: Left Position: Defense NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 Please Click Here for “Notes Up […]

by · March 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Prospects, WHL
Griffin Reinhart (Lisa McRitchie/Kuklas Korner)

Griffin Reinhart – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Griffin Reinhart THW Close-Up: Date of Birth: 1/24/1994 Place of Birth: West Vancouver, B.C. Ht: 6’4” Wt: 202 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defense NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 Bloodlines are strange […]

by · March 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Prospects
Gourde is Q scoring leader with 112 points in 63 games

The Next Undrafted Gem? Yanni Gourde

Yanni Gourde DOB: December 15, 1991 NHL Rights: N/A Drafted: Undrafted Height: 5’09″  Weight: 160 lbs Position: Centre/left wing Current Team: Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)                           ◊◊◊◊ Currently first in […]